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Bill Jenkins, epidemiologist who tried to thwart notorious Tuskegee Experiment, dies

Bill Jenkins, the Black epidemiologist who tried to stop the notorious syphilis experiment at Tuskegee University, has died at the age of 73. The cause was complications from sarcoidosis, his wife, Diane Rowley, told The New York Times in an obituary. Jenkins was working in Washington as a statistician with the U.S. Public Health Service when he learned… Read More »

St. Louis woman, 18, serenaded by Jason Mraz dies while waiting for new lungs

Madison Taliaferro, 18, “passed away peacefully” on Saturday at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Missouri, after she lost a “courageous-long-fought battle,” a funeral home obituary stated. (Google Earth) A Kansas teen with cystic fibrosis who was recently serenaded by Jason Mraz reportedly died while awaiting a new pair of lungs. Madison Taliaferro, 18, of Holton, “passed… Read More »

Florida veteran dies after genitals become gangrenous; family blames nursing home: report

The Florida man was a U.S. Army veteran. An 84-year-old Army veteran in Jacksonville, Florida, died after he reportedly developed a gangrene infection in his genitals. Now his family members allege the nursing home where the veteran lived ignored his condition until it was too late. The vet, York Spratling, began living at the  Consulate Health Care of… Read More »